Sagaminopteron pohnpei (Hoff & Carlson,
|Maximum size: about 2 mm.
This species has two color forms: one has a translucent-cream body intricately spotted in white,
brown and yellow while the other is uniform orange. The foot is translucent-cream in both. Its siphon is broad with a strong medial rib and it lacks an elongate flagellum.
is known only from the highly protected waters of Kane'ohe Bay, Oahu
(spotted form) and a sand/algal habitat at a protected site on the Big Island (orange
form). The latter was found at about 9 m (30 ft).
Big Island and Oahu: widely distributed in the western & central Pacific.
It was first recorded in Hawaii from Kaneohe Bay, Oahu by Terry
Gosliner in the 1970s. It was formerly placed in the genus Siphopteron.
Both forms are illustrated as this species in Gosliner, et. al. (2018)
but there is some possibility that the orange form could prove distinct
with more work.
Gosliner: Kaneohe Bay, Oahu.
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